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Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
of making sure the american people are aware of the threat environment and what we're doing on the counterterrorism front. >> and they were going to go on tv that evening to discuss this event? >> yes, because it had already broken. the news reports had broken that afternoon, senator, and so there was a flurry of activity. these individuals reached out to us as they normally do. this was a routine engagement with the press as we normally do when these things are made public. >> the next paragraph says according to five people familiar with the call, brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the u.s. public or air safety because washington had inside control over it. >> inside control of the plot, yeb, that's exactly right. >> so based on that one would know that we had something inside. is that a fair statement. >> from that statement, it is known that that ied at the time was not a threat to the traveling public because we had said publicly there was no active plot at the time of the bin laden anniversary. >> would you agree with me that that disclosure resulted
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
want to make sure even if that doesn't happen in a fiscally constrained environment that i look at the prarms and prioritize and we really have to take a look at what are those programs that we really need to resource appropriately. as we're going to have and we've had some benefits from pulling folks out of iraq and with the continued draw down of forces in afghanistan, there's going to be some resource and assets we're going to have to reallocate there. i'll look carefully at that. what i want to do is make sure if i go to cia i have an understanding about exactly how that's monies are being spent. then as you point out there is quite a bit of intelligence capability within the defense department, and i know there have been recent press reports about the clandestine service and it's worked with cia. i want to make sure that these efforts are not going to be redundant whatsoever. i have had conversations with mike morell and general flynn to make sure the efforts will truly be integrated and complementary because we cannot have unnecessarily redundant kaepabilities in this gove
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
close loopholes on carried interest. loopholes that should be closed in any budget environment. we close those and then we arrive at a place where we have balance between the cuts that we've already seen, $1.7 trillion, and revenue increases, and then through changes in -- through reductions and efficiencies in the pentagon budget, we put $300 billion into jobs, which saves teachers, which invests in school frukt, a and helps schools. >> congressman, mr. ryan and mr. mcconnell at the beginning of this year said quite clearly the revenues issue is now closed. it's off the table. there are no more discussions on revenues. >> so they would rather cut home heating oil for seniors -- >> yes. >> they'd rather cut women and infants and children. >> yes. >> food grams. >> yes. >> they'd rather cut things like that than ask rich people for more money? >> what about meals on wheels, head start. that's what they'd like to cut, this is correct. >> so it's brutal. it's cruel. and it will cause layoffs and we will see economic growth decline, and they're willing to do this just to protect the wealthie
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
're in an environment in which we have an all-volunteer force. we need to do a better job at assessing time. we don't take just anybody. >> well, chris kyle was known as the most lethal sniper in american military history. he was shown among his comrades for reaching out to them. the suspect is thought to be one of the very people chris kyle was helping. isn't this a call in and of itself for additional government assistance in terms of the condition of these people? because as we know, it's very hard to ascertain on occasions whether someone is suffering with ptsd. >> that's part of the problem. as you know, we've spoken before, there used to be a tremendous stigma about identifying yourself -- >> self-identifying. >> and we're quite a bit better now and the chain of command is very much involved in identifying people while they're on active duty as having problems. but when troops leave the service, that's when it's important that the service makes sure that the veterans administration knows that there are people who may have problems. i'm not certain that the service is doing the best job they c
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
, immigration, the environment, everything basically, but his lead on foreign policy is a staggering 14 points. what makes republicans think this is a good thing to have a fight over? >> right. up until recently everybody said, look, politics stops at the water's edge, and that hasn't been the case for the last couple years with this republican party. but it turns out that it wasn't necessarily that both parties followed that axiom because they were being nice about it. it turns out that it's incredibly bad politics to challenge your sitting president overseas. and, you know, this benghazi thing has not worked out for the republican party at all. they tried effectively to make it the biggest issue of the presidential campaign in the last several weeks, and people just didn't buy into it. what they saw is a tragedy. something that was -- if it could have been prevented, it should have been prevented, but they weren't going to start pointing blame and ask for the resignations of hillary clinton and throw barack obama out of office. >> right. >> and the idea that you'd be able to stop future cia
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